After a two-game span in five days that left them sitting at 5-3, the Bolts are hoping that their game two days after Halloween does not continue a frightful trend that appears to be emerging.
At best, the Bolts would have come out of games with Kansas City (lost 23-20) and Denver (lost 35-21) at 2-0 or even 1-1. At worst, the Chargers would lose both games. As fans know, the latter was the end result.
In order to leave Denver victorious this Thursday evening, San Diego will need a complete game on both sides of the ball and along the special teams front.
The Pro Bowl free safety continues to roam the secondary for a team that currently sits atop the AFC West at 5-1, preparing for this Sunday’s home encounter with the rival Kansas City Chiefs.
In both the 2004 and 2009 playoffs in San Diego, the Jets came across the country and ended the hopes of the Bolts and their fans. Okay, that was half a decade and a full decade ago, but you get the point.
Before anyone starts buying tickets for the Super Bowl in Glendale (Arizona) in February, take note that San Diego’s one quality win this season was at home in the second week against the defending champs (Seattle).
Riding a three-game winning streak, the San Diego Chargers welcome in another struggling team this Sunday, the New York Jets.
With Central Florida product Blake Bortles getting his first career start under center, the Jaguars had hoped to sneak up on a San Diego (3-1) team coming off of impressive back-to-back wins over defending Super Bowl champ Seattle and Buffalo. So much for that idea.
Yes, Jacksonville is as bad, if not worse, than some folks predicted after three games. That being the case, they still are not an automatic ‘W’ come Sunday in San Diego.
San Diego (2-1), which was already missing starting running back Ryan Mathews to a knee injury, withstood an early right ankle injury to running back Danny Woodhead and left Buffalo Sunday afternoon with a 22-10 victory.